TAP Environmental Science Week #2 Quiz

Environmental Science Week #2 Quiz


Instructions: Turn to the section in your Environmental Science notebook for your weekly quiz answers. In an organized manner, write the answers to each question of the quiz. You may refer to any notes you took while completing the lessons. The correct answers will be posted on Monday's lesson for you to check and correct.




1.) There are more white-tailed deer in PA now than there were ~100 years ago.

      a.)  True   b.)  False


2.)  Conifer species of trees typically produce how many types of cones?

       a.) they don't produce any cones           b.) one              c.) two                d.) three


3.)  What is our state tree?

       a.)  Giant Redwood       b.)  Eastern Hemlock         c.)  White Pine             d.)  Money Tree


4.) _______________ have needles that are arranged in clusters.

      a.) fir trees               b.)  pine trees               c.) spruce trees              d.) cedar


5.) Some conifer trees are deciduous.

      a.)  True   b.)  False


6.) Which of the following is not a hardwood?

      a.) white oak              b.)  American Beech               c.) Eastern cedar              d.) yellow poplar


7.) This member of the weasel family had disappeared from PA in the early 1900's but was reintroduced in the 1990's by the PA Game Commission.

      a.) the beaver              b.)  the otter               c.) the mink             d.) the fisher


8.) If a female box turtle lays eggs, that means she has mated with a male box turtle very recently.

      a.)  True   b.)  False


9.) The most common tree in Pennsylvania is the ______________.

      a.) red maple              b.)  eastern cedar               c.) American chestnut            d.) white pine


10.) By far, the most economically valuable tree species in Pennsylvania is the _________________.

      a.) mulberry tree             b.)  eastern hemlock               c.) blue spruce             d.) black cherry